As the world awaits the long anticipated start of “The Passion Play” taking place in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, the final touches are in place for our exciting series of journeys throughout Europe in 2022. Just eight months from now, we will begin our special series of eight unique itineraries by land and river cruise. Group departures will take place from May through September offering lots of choice to get you where you want to go when the timing is best for you. Premium seating has been secured for each performance of this once a decade event!
What better place to start than the “Heart of Europe,” including Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In each area, regional specialists will bring this journey to life and deepen our understanding of Central Europe today. We’ll focus on four of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. In Budapest, learn how Hungarian music and literature became unifying tools in the quest for national identity. In Vienna, we shall trace the city’s artistic history back to its roots in folk culture. In Salzburg, it is all about the region’s remarkable musical heritage. Our time in Prague reveals a city that has always been a political, intellectual and cultural centre, which has undergone a wonderful rejuvenation in the last decade. The itinerary is a leisurely one with two or three nights in each centre visited, including two nights in the charming town of Oberammergau. Other features include first class hotels, two meals per day including a special dinner and concert at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna and a dinner cruise on the Danube. Be sure to check out the five departure dates for this tour, then call to reserve your space soon!
“The Wonders of Italy” are many and this journey introduces visitors to many of the country’s finest. Rome, the Eternal City has attracted artists and travellers alike throughout its long history. Here, the architecture, art, culture, power and politics are all on full display. Discover the beauty and charm of the Tuscan countryside and the hill top medieval villages that dominate picturesque rolling hills. Wander the streets of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Spend a day exploring the secret alleys of Venice and enjoy time on a private boat through the romantic canals and waterways. Then we’ll cross the Alps into Innsbruck and on to Bavaria for the highlight of our trip in Oberammergau. With just three departures (May, June, July) these tours will fill early.
A visit to “The Holy Land” is an opportunity for those who wish to renew their faith and experience firsthand the land where Jesus lived, taught and was crucified. What a perfect time it is then, to extend that journey to include the theatrical enactment of His Life and Passion in the village of Oberammergau. We have six departures, but all have proven popular.
If you have not discovered the Dalmatian Coast, you are in for a treat on “Croatian Adventure”. The spectacular coastline with its clear sparkling water and tranquil harbours is the backdrop for the gorgeous city of Dubrovnik and the start of our tour. From here, we will travel north, through Croatia’s historic cities, before arriving in romantic Venice. Crossing the snowcapped Alps, we’re on our way to Oberammergau. Simply delightful! Four departures with one already sold out.
Switzerland with its towering mountain peaks and stunning glacial lakes, has always been one of Europe’s most dramatic and spectacular regions. “Gems of the Swiss Alps” takes us through some of the most scenic valleys in all of Europe and to the town of Zermatt, with views of one of the world’s most famous peaks, the Matterhorn. Then it’s on to Oberammergau and The Passion Play!
“The Heart of Germany” will introduce us to the country’s long past as we enjoy the wonderful scenery of the countryside and cities. We’ll begin in Berlin, then head south through delightful cities and across historic borders learning about the reformation and unification of modern Germany. Continue to beautiful Prague, then on to Bavaria, the heart of Germany where the Passion Play awaits in Oberammergau!
There is still some space available on our two luxurious and leisurely river cruises, which include The Passion Play, but do book soon. AmaWaterways “Melodies of the Danube” sails from Budapest passing magnificent hillside castles, Gothic cathedrals, centuries old marketplaces and quaint medieval towns throughout Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Continuing by land, we cross the Alps on our way to Oberammergau. Also with AmaWaterways,
“The Enchanting Rhine” where we embark on the luxurious ms AmaLucia in Amsterdam, discovering historic towns and landmarks in Germany, France and Switzerland. Disembarking in Basel, we continue by land, crossing the Alps on our way to Oberammergau.
The time is now to confirm your chosen land tour or river cruise, if you plan to be part of this once-in-a-decade experience, as space is filling quickly. Several departures are already sold out. Get in on the savings and reserve your space by October 21st to save $200 per person.